on the excitement of the Bowie tour, The Man Who Fell to Earth was re-released on the Australian circuit.
Bowie's latest film Just
a Gigolo (Schoner Gigolo - Armer Gigolo) meanwhile had it's world premiere at the Gloria Palast, Kurfurstendamm,
Berlin on November 16 and although most of the cast had attended, Bowie
did not seeing he was in the middle of his Australian tour.
The Oz Tour provided a successful push for Bowie's latest album Stage. In New Zealand, the album went all the way to the top of the charts. In Australia, it charted for six months - longer than the US and UK put together.
December, Australian rock magazine Juke published the following article:
bizarre rocker David Bowie was paid for his Australian tour in gold to
avoid customs and taxation , and made into jewellery ....Rumours have been
established as false, a spokesman for the tour said "If he'd been paid
in gold he would have lugged around a nugget as big as a bumper bar".
left Australia / NZ as quietly as he arrived, traveling on to Japan to
finish his tour.